JEFFERSON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
305 E. AUSTIN ST / JEFFERSON / TEXAS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Jefferson Economic Development Corporation will be held on February 14, 2023, at 5:30 pm at the Transportation Building located at 305 E Austin St., Jefferson, Texas, at which time the subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on the meeting notice. Unless removed from the Consent Agenda, items identified with the Consent Agenda will be acted on at one time.
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Welcome/Introduction of Guests and Visitors
Public Comments – Limited to citizens of Jefferson and business owners; they must sign up in advance and limit their comments or conversation to 3 minutes. Jefferson Economic Development Corporation Members may ask questions but shall not discuss items that are not on the agenda. For items not on the agenda, a person may add an item to a future Jefferson Economic Development Corporation Agenda by contacting a JEDCO board member a minimum of 5 days prior to a Meeting.
- CONSENT AGENDA (JEDCO reserves the right to remove items from the Consent Agenda and consider and/or approve individually).
a. Consider and/or approve financial reports for December 2022 and January 2023.
b. Consider and/or approve minutes from JEDCO’s January 10, 2022, meeting.
- DISCUSSION / CONSIDERATION / ACTION ITEMS
a. Discussion – Survey of the City Limits of Jefferson
b. Discussion – Floodplain Map
c. Discussion – Annexation of Additional Property on the South Side of Jefferson
d. Discussion/Consideration/Approval – Approval of an Economic Development Loan/Grant to Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken. The Grant of $15,000 is for job creation of 6 full time employees. The Loan of $58,100 is for equipment to be purchased for the facility and will be funded with existing USDA Funds. The loan will be secured by equipment purchased.
e. Discussion/Consideration/Approval – Approval of an Economic Development Grant to transfer 13.086 acres of land to Queen Horse Bedding of Texas, LLC. The Grant is for the expansion of the Queen Horse Bedding Plant, for the creation of 10 full-time employees, and the construction of additional plant buildings and equipment.
- EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Jefferson Economic Development Corporation reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during this meeting to discuss possible land acquisition as authorized by:
- Texas Government Code 551.072 Deliberations concerning Real Property
- CONSIDERATION/ACTION – FUTURE MEETINGS OR WORKSHOP
Certificate of Posting
The undersigned does hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting of the Jefferson Economic Development Corporation was posted at City Hall, 102 North Polk Street, Jefferson, TX at a place readily accessible to the general public at all times, on the 10th day of February 2023, at 3:30 pm and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
Jefferson Economic Development Corporation
ATTENDANCE BY OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIALS: It is anticipated that members of the City Council, or other city board, commissions and/or committees may attend the meeting in numbers that may constitute a quorum of the other city boards, commissions and/or committees. Notice is hereby given that the meeting, to the extent required by law, is also noticed as a meeting of the other boards, commissions and/or committees of the City, whose members may be in attendance. The members of the boards, commissions and/or committees may participate in discussions on the same items listed on the agenda which occur at the meeting, but no action will be taken by such in attendance unless such item and action is specifically provided for on an agenda for that board, commission, or committee subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.